Fire On The Mountain

Marshall Tucker Band

Intro: Em C


Em C

1. Took my family away from my Carolina home

2. We were diggin' and siftin' from five to five

3. Dance hall girls were the evening treat

4. Now my widow she weeps by my grave


Em C

1. Had dreams about the West and started to roam

2. Sellin' everything we found just to stay alive

3. Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street

4. Tears flow free for her man She couldn't save


Em C

1. Six long months on a dust-covered trail

2. Gold flowed free like the whiskey in the bars

3. Men were shot down for the sake of fun

4. Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried pain


Em C

1. They say heaven's at the end but so far it's been hell

2. Sinnin' was the big thing Lord and Satan was the star

3. Or just to hear the noise of their forty-four guns

4. All for a useless and no good worthless claim




And there's fire on the mountain, Lightning in the air

Am C Em C

Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there